200hr YTT - Fall 2020
Featuring Theresa Pauline, Ashish, Malgo and more!
Taozi Tree Yoga's popular 200-hour yoga teacher training is back for its "6th Seeds" (sixth batch of yoga enthusiasts) in the Fall of 2020. We are so excited to return once again to provide the highest quality yoga training the city has to offer. Taozi's reputation as a heartfelt, authentic yoga community in Beijing continues to attract students with soul, depth, and a deep desire to grow in a new way... This training is truly a great adventure into self, regardless if yoga teaching has ever crossed your mind.
Since our launch in 2018, Taozi Tree Yoga's 200HR YTT has graduated over 60 students. Our beginning came out of a deep-seated calling in the heart of Theresa to help develop the role of yoga as a community and lifestyle tool in Beijing. The testimonials continue to be overwhelmingly positive and encouraging. Many of our graduates are now leading the community in the practice while helping to manage and grow our award-winning, boutique space. Simultaneously, they continue to explore yoga in the different directions that inspire them, whether it's via Ayurveda, yoga therapy, or yoga for kids... It is truly beautiful and powerful to see the rippling effects of the spirit of yoga.
The most common questions we receive about this training are: Do you think I'm good enough to participate in a yoga teacher training? Do I have enough experience? Am I strong or flexible enough? Our answer in almost all cases is YES!!!
Our questions for you are...Do you love or are you curious enough about yoga to spend 200 hours + reading, discussing, and practicing it with like-minded people? And, more importantly, are you ready to have your perspective and outlook on life transformed?
If you have been thinking about joining our tribe on this exciting journey and you wish to take your own practice to the next level, then now is the time. If you are ready to rocket into a new dimension with more purpose and value behind everything that you do... then please, join us. Our yoga teacher training is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience.
WHAT WE LEARN
Our training is based on the 8-limb path outlined by Patanjali and our lineage from Krishnamacharya.
Morning Satsang (community practice) including pranayama, meditation, and kirtan/chanting
Daily asana practice exploring concepts covered in daily lectures and workshops; classes may include mudras, mantras, chakras, and other deeper themes
Sequencing charting + 6 actions of the spine
Sankalpa writing and intention setting
Yoga Nidra: Relax into Greatness w/ Rod Stryker to help plant the Sankalpa into students hearts
Yoga history; from the ancient Indus valley to modern-day; Vedic Era/Pre-Classical Era/Classical Era/Post-Classical (modern-day; Including Krishnamacharya)
Yoga philosophy and how it applies to our daily lives; exploration of the Yamas and Niyamas
Study of the ~50 most commonly found asanas in entry-level to intermediate level classes; intention, benefits, teaching technique, contraindications, modifications, bio-mechanics, Drishti, Bandhas (energy locks) and the energetic effects (vayus, chakras, doshas)
Mechanics of breathing as it relates to natural breath and pranayama + kumbhaka; full yoga breath, ujjayi, kapalabhati, nadi-shodhana
Yoga physiology, energy bodies and how to incorporate in classes
Anatomy of the body, musculoskeletal system and, key joints + how to practice safely with injury prevention as a priority
Intro to Ayurveda and Dosha imbalances (Kapha+Vata+Pita)
Intro to teaching special groups: PST, elderly, pregnancy, kids
Intro to Mindfulness + Yoga and the brain / Intro to trauma-informed teaching
How to teach; the yoga Ps (posture, pace, presence, professionalism)
An opportunity to practice teach in community classes in Beijing
An exploration of voice and the ability to practice dharma (our true life's purpose) and finding a place for karma yoga (service) in our lives and in our community
Final written exam + teaching practicum with unparalleled and invaluable feedback sessions
Much, much more...
The YTT experience with Theresa has been one of the most inspiring of my life. She has a story to share, and she is not afraid of being who she is. This is the message of yoga, this is what she thought me and what I will bring with me, on and off the mat. If more people took this training, I’m pretty confident the world would be a much better place.
Overall best decision I’ve made for myself and family to become a better and healthier person.
GEORGIA, SOUTH AFRICA
Enrolling in the 200 YTT at Taozi is one of the best things I have done for myself. I chose Taozi based on personal recommendations and rave reviews from students who had completed previous trainings. I leave my training filled with gratitude, joy and a sense of accomplishment. I am excited and ready to carry my learning forward and apply it to my life, my teaching and my practice.
I experienced spiritual bliss through meditation and chanting mantras every day early in the morning in this course. I felt cared for, loved and moved by the kind encouragement offered by the teachers at Taozi. I will strongly recommend this course to others as it will be meaningful for their lives and will deepen their yoga practice.
Theresa beautifully demonstrates how universal yoga is, no matter what your first language is or why you are in China. Theresa encourages her students to find their dharma and carry out their life's purpose beyond the yoga mat.
This training was the perfect approach for someone like me, who had been on the fence about doing a YTT for years but was scared I didn't fit some sort of yoga ideal. I felt like I was in a safe, nurturing, and open-ended environment where people of all practices and backgrounds were welcome to come and explore where they wanted to take their yoga practice.